Meet The Rising Star Kayden Gaulden: Age, Height, Parents, Bio

Who is Kayden Gaulden?

Kayden Gaulden was born on 4 July 2016 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Los Angeles, California USA. He is a seven-year-old celebrity child, probably best recognized for being the son of renowned rapper Kentrell DeSean Gaulden – known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again, or YoungBoy NBA.

How rich is he, as of now? Kayden Gaulden Net Worth

Speaking about the net worth of Kayden, his professional career is yet to come since he is still a child. Anyway, being the son of a millionaire, he is a millionaire as well since he enjoys the wealth of his well-known father YoungBoy NBA, which is estimated to be over $10 million as of the latter part of 2023, accumulated through his thriving professional career in the music industry.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Education, Public Appearances

Kayden Gaulden is being raised in his hometown of Los Angeles, the oldest son of his father YoungBoy NBA. His mother is Nisha Keller, a magazine model, with whom YoungBoy NBA started dating back in 2016; they welcomed Kayden later that year, at a time when both of his parents attended high school – his father 16 years old, while his mother was only 14. They then broke up, but eventually got back together, and she gave birth to their second child, a son they named Armani Gaulden, on 19 June 2020, before they parted ways for good. Kayden has 10 half-siblings – six half-brothers and four half-sisters – as his father has a total of 11 children with nine women.

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Kayden holds American nationality, and belongs to the African-American ethnic group. In terms of his religion, he’s growing up in a Christian household; he currently lives with his father. Speaking about his education, Kayden was recently enrolled into a prestigious elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has been nicknamed Draco.

Even though Kayden is still very young, he’s made numerous appearances on stage alongside his father. He was also featured next to his brother Kacey in his the video for his father’s single “Kacey Talk” in 2020.

Who is his father? YoungBoy NBA Short Wiki/Bio

YoungBoy NBA was born on 20 October 1999 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, and is of African-American descent. His father’s name is unknown in the public, while his mother’s name is Sherhonda Gaulden. He was raised alongside his elder sister Telee and younger brother Ken by his maternal grandmother Alice Gaulden, as his father was sentenced to spend 55 years in jail, and his mother left them.

YoungBoy NBA went to Scotlandville Magnet High School, but never completed his education there since he dropped out in ninth grade. Soon after that, he faced legal issues, being arrested for robbery and sent to a detention center in Tallulah, Louisiana. During his time there, he started writing songs for his debut mixtape. Upon release, his grandmother passed away so he moved in with fellow rapper OG3Three NBA, and they started pursuing their music careers collaboratively.

Career Beginnings

YoungBoy NBA launched his professional music career in 2015, with the recording of his debut mixtape “Life Before Fame”, which was released through his own record label Never Broke Again LLC, 101 Distribution. His second mixtape, entitled “Mind Of A Menace”, came out later that year and it was followed by “Mind Of A Menace 2” and “Mind Of A Menace 3”. He also released other mixtapes during the same year – “Before I Go Reloaded” and “38 Baby”, to name a few.

He came into the spotlight after signing a record contract with Atlantic Records in 2017, and releasing the mixtape “Al YoungBoy”, which not only reached No. 24 on the Billboard 200 chart, but also earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The mixtape features two Billboard Hot 100 singles, “No Smoke” reaching No. 61, and “Untouchable” peaking at No. 95.

Rise to Prominence

YoungBoy NBA came to prominence when his debut studio album, entitled “Until Death Call My Name”, came out in 2018 collaborated with such rappers as Birdman and Future. Even though it received mixed reviews from music critics, the album became his first top-ten debut, peaking at No. 7 on Billboard 200, featuring his highest-charted song to date – the lead single “Outside Today” – which reached No. 31 on Billboard Hot 100. The album’s second single “Diamond Teeth Samurai” was also very successful ,as it debuted at No. 59 on the same chart.

His next major success came in 2019, with the distribution of the mixtape “Al YoungBoy 2”, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200, and RIAA certified it double platinum. Moreover, every song from the mixtape received a gold certification or higher from the RIAA.

Further Success

In 2020, he released his next mixtape “Still Flexin, Still Steppin”, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard 200. Later that year, he also issued his second studio album, entitled “Top”, which includes guest contributions from Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne. The album was well-received and praised by critics for its musical content and quality, becoming his second number-one as it topped Billboard 200. The album produced such hit singles as “Calling”, “All In”, and “Kacey Talk”.

It was followed by his next number-one mixtape “38 Baby 2”, which earned a gold certification from the RIAA. The next year, YoungBoy NBA released his third studio album “Sincerely, Kentrell”, which also debuted atop Billboard 200, and received positive reviews from music critics.

Recent Projects

YoungBoy NBA continued to release mixtapes in 2022, such as “Colors” which was certified gold by the RIAA, “Realer 2”, and “Ma’ I Got a Family”, all reaching the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart. During the same year, he issued his fourth studio album “The Last Slimeto”, featuring Rod Wave, Quavo and Kehlani, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard 200,, and  spawned four singles, including “I Hate YoungBoy”, “Vette Motors”, and “Mr. Grim Reaper”.

In 2023, he signed a record deal with Motown Records, which was followed by the release of his fifth and sixth studio albums, “I Rest My Case” and “Don’t Try This At Home”. These albums debuted at No. 9 and No. 5 on Billboard 200, respectively. Most recently, he issued two mixtapes “Richest Opp” and “Decided 2”.

Legal Issues

YoungBoy NBA is recognized for facing legal issues and spending time in jail on several occasions. After his 2014 arrest for robbery, his next legal issue happened in November 2016, when he ended up behind bars for attempted first-degree murder after jumping out of a moving vehicle and firing shots at a group of people on the street in his hometown. He pleaded guilty and served his sentence until August 2017, when he was released on a three-year probation.

His next imprisonment came in the following year, when he allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend, and faced accusations of weapons violations and kidnapping. He was released on $75,000 bail, but while on probation, was again involved in a street shooting in May 2019, returning fire after a  gunman fired at him and his girlfriend, injuring her and killing a bystander. His charges were dropped, but he spent 90 days in jail for violating probation. Besides that, he was banned from performing for the following 14 months, and sentenced to house arrest.

Since that time, he’s faced two more arrests. He was arrested for possession of stolen firearms and distribution of drugs in September 2020, and for executing a federal warrant in March 2021.

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